Installing a whole-house humidifier can help decrease wintertime problems in Yukon including scratchy skin, a dry nose and cracked lips. Since it works with your heating system, you don’t need to lug a portable humidifier around your home, sloshing water as you go.

Since this system links to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to schedule professional whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning. Whole-house humidifier cost is linked to the type of humidifier you choose and how long we need to install it.

To help you select the best whole-house humidifier for your needs, let’s discuss the different kinds and their estimated fee.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed model since they’re the most economical. They typically run between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor. They humidify your house through a padded rotated wheel, which moves up and evaporates water.

They’re available as bypass, which runs when your heating system is heating, or fan-powered, which runs by itself. However, the lower price tag also includes a higher need for upkeep to stop mold.

A drum humidifier relies on an evaporative pad to send moisture throughout your home. Depending on how often you need the humidifier, you’ll have to change this pad at least yearly.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

As the name implies, flow-through humidifiers move water through an evaporator pad to produce humidity. They are around $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.

They use more water when compared to a drum model, but the chance of mold is lower as the liquid drains once the humidification cycle is done. You can choose between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still have to replace the pad at least annually.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is known as the best efficiency and calls for a minimal amount of extra work, because it doesn’t require a pool of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the options you want, they can be priced at from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.

Because they can operate without your furnace being on, they may require slightly more electricity than drum and flow-through types. However, the trade-off is that they typically don’t have mold growth.

Make Wintertime More Pleasant with a Whole-House Humidifier from Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning

Although a whole-house humidifier is pricier than a portable model, it offers many advantages a single-room model can’t. Some of those perks entail:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
  • Creating a better climate for household members with respiratory problems, such as asthma
  • Reducing usual cold-weather complaints, including scratchy skin or chapped lips
  • Reducing static electricity

Want to enjoy a more comfy heating season while at your home? Our Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning specialists can help you select the ideal whole-house humidifier for your budget. Give us a call at 405-494-7444 right away to start the process.